Vitamin D and rickets: much has been accomplished, but there is room for improvement

Haddow, James E.
June 2011
Journal of Medical Screening;Jun2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p58
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the use of maternal serum screening to evaluate vitamin D adequacy of pregnant women. He argues that there are cases of vitamin D deficiency in young children and infants who suffer from rickets and hypocalcemic seizures. He mentions that serum screening during pregnancy was proven to be useful in the assessment of vitamin D status. He suggests the supplementation of the vitamin in pregnant women and infants.


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